After we put AB to bed on Christmas Eve, Santa paid a visit to our house!
I woke up around 6:30 Christmas morning, just dying for our girl to wake up and see what Santa had brought!
BUT…She slept, and she slept, and she slept…
About 7:30 I started coughing as loud as I could by her bedroom door. Still nothing…
DW and I were watching her the whole time on the video monitor, and she never even rolled over. She was OUT!
Finally about 7:45, Devin just yells, “ho ho ho”- AB’s head popped up and she sleepily said, “Ho ho???” and then she yelled for “Da-Da!!!” to come get her!
With sleep still in her eyes and in between yawns, she was able to make her way to the living room to check out the surprises that Ho-Ho brought!
Santa had a little nativity crisis the night before, though and didn’t know if the nativity was going to happen.
Joseph and Baby Jesus were M.I.A.
We keep the nativity set in a basket under the table where AB & Cooper’s trees sit, so that she can play with it throughout the month. When we went to set it up that night, all of the pieces were there except for those two! DW and I searched in every toy bin and basket in the playroom and had no luck.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Had it been a wise-man missing, we could have pulled it off because AB can only count to two anyway… but BABY JESUS is the STAR of the nativity and happens to also be AB’s favorite! She calls him “De-sus.” So in pure desperation, I grabbed up the daddy and the baby from her dollhouse and stuck them in as backups for Joseph and Baby Jesus.
Now, I know our girl is only two, and probably would not have noticed, but it just bothered me that “Baby Jesus” was wearing pink and had a hairbow! So, I continued the search for the real ones. FINALLY, it hit me! The coffee table! AB is always playing in those drawers.. maybe she’d stuck them in there! BINGO! And not only BINGO---JACKPOT, too! I found LOTS of things I’d been searching for, not just Joseph and Baby Jesus!
Annabelle had such a fun time with her kitchen that morning! I LOVED it! It was so fun to see her enjoy something so much! She loved that it had a phone, of course! The cabinets to open and close were also a huge hit!
After presents at our house, we went next door to Pappy & Granny’s house for breakfast! Devin’s Daddy always cooks Christmas morning breakfast and we wear our pajamas over to eat and open presents. The pj’s is why there are no pictures of it on my blog. We have some, but I’m just sparing everyone from seeing me in my jammies with bedhead and no makeup. :)
After breakfast and all of our fun gifts at Pappy & Granny’s we headed back to our house for Christmas naps and to play with our new toys! AB dressed up (she’s loving her dress-up shoes and jewels that Granny & Pappy got her!)and cooked
I’m in the process of re-organizing the playroom and making room for the kitchen and new toys, and AB is busy playing with them!
The next day, we did Christmas with my parents. They’d driven home from my brother’s, the day before. We opened gifts and then had lots of seafood for dinner.
Annabelle trying out her new desk from Grammy & Pop. They even made sure she had plenty of markers & crayons to stock it. :) Pop assured me they were all washable. See one of our gifts in the background?!?!? It’s a compound miter saw!!! Ahhhhh!!! SOOOOOOO excited!!!! I can not wait to cut something!!!! I felt like I was getting my first car all over again, when momma told me, “for pete’s sake, don’t cut your finger off using that thing! This isn’t a baby saw, Annie, this is the real deal. Yall, BE CAREFUL with it!” Ha… We’ll be careful, I promise, Mom! :)
It was another wonderful Christmas.